9 killed in rain-related incidents in UP; schools in several districts to remain closed on Monday | India News

LUCKNOW: Heavy rains lashed several parts of Uttar Pradesh on Sunday, claiming at least nine lives and throwing common life out of gear.
Schools in Noida, Lucknow, Ghaziabad, and Agra, among others, will remain shut on Monday due to heavy rain in Uttar Pradesh and Delhi. All schools across boards, operating class 1 to 12, will remain closed for a day. In Aligarh, all schools up to class 12 will remain closed till October 12, officials said.
As per India Meteorological Department (IMD), the state recorded an average of 22.5 mm rainfall on Sunday, which is 2396 per cent more than the ‘long period average’ (LPA) for the day. Since October 1, the state has recorded 92.3 mm rainfall which is 500 per cent more than the LPA of 14.4mm.
IMD officials have issued forecast of more rains across the state in the next 24 hours.
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